Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to join a bid to take over Premier League club Chelsea; this appears to have caused fellow Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen much amusement, with the Dutchman mocking Hamilton’s role in the bid.
“I thought he was an Arsenal fan,” mocks World Champion Max Verstappen when asked for a reaction to Lewis Hamilton’s involvement in a takeover bid for Chelsea FC.
Hamilton, however, had repeatedly admitted to being an Arsenal fan on various occasions in the past. The fact that he now wants to take a stake in his heart’s local rival is both amusing and astonishing for Verstappen.
Verstappen takes a dig at Hamilton
“I thought he was an Arsenal fan? And if you’re an Arsenal fan and you choose Chelsea, it’s quite… ‘interesting’,” begins Verstappen,
“I am a PSV fan and I would never buy Ajax!” the Dutchman told the PA news agency.
“And if I were to buy a football club, I would want to be the full owner and make the decisions myself, not just own a small percentage.”
Verstappen follows up with a little snipe: “But, hey… everybody does what they want with their money, so let’s see what comes out of it.”
If the group’s bid is successful, an insider suggests to Sky UK that Hamilton’s role in the club will probably have something to do with promoting ‘diversity, equality and inclusion’.